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Germantown charity event aims to raise awareness for ‘Keep a Child Alive’ effort [Video]

Musical performances, poetry and food drew an estimated 60 people to the First Presbyterian Church of Germantown on Saturday for a “Be the Change” charity event.

The event aimed to raise awareness about the work of Keep a Child Alive (KCA) to provide care and support to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

Chris Scott Jr., a church member, explained that the idea for the event struck him in September. For co-host LaShan Rose, it was personal, and emotional, when she explained she lost her father to AIDS.

“If I had my way,” said Scott, “this would be an annual event, definitely.”

He then noted that donations can, in fact, make a change as donated dollars buy compassion and love.

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